University of Scranton unveils plans for new building project

12 May 2013 (Last Updated May 12th, 2013 18:30)

The University of Scranton, based in the US, has unveiled plans for a new $47.5m rehabilitation centre, designed by a team of architectural firms, Hemmler +Camayd and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.

Rehabilitation center

The University of Scranton, based in the US, has unveiled plans for a new $47.5m rehabilitation centre, designed by a team of architectural firms Hemmler + Camayd and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.

The 111,500ft², eight-storey rehabilitation center will be situated on the south-west corner of Jefferson Avenue and Linden Street, within the campus.

The site is currently occupied by two adjoining buildings that the university refers to as Leahy Hall.

After completion, the new rehabilitation centre will serve as a facility for undergraduate and graduate programmes in the Departments of Exercise Science, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy.

The university said the building will be designed to incorporate limestone, native stone and glass to complement the architecture of adjacent buildings.

The centre will feature classroom, research, office, clinical and meeting space for the university’s departments.

University of Scranton president Kevin Quinn said the project will help grow the academic departments.

Post completion, the centre will also connect to and create a new entrance for McGurrin Hall, which houses the remaining departments in Panuska College – nursing, education, human resources, counseling and health administration – in addition to the Leahy Community Health and Family Center.

Construction of the building project is anticipated to commence this summer after securing approval from the city authorities and is expected to be completed in the summer of 2015.

The Quandel Group is serving as the construction manager for the project, which will be designed and constructed in accordance with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards for certification.


Image: The eight-storey rehabilitation center will be situated on the south-west corner of Jefferson Avenue and Linden Street in the university campus. Photo: Courtesy of The University of Scranton.